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2020 May

Lancet Glob Health



Delays in hospital admissions in patients with fractures across 18 low-income and middle-income countries (INORMUS): a prospective observational study.


Pouramin P, Li C S, Busse JW, Sprague S, Devereaux PJ, Jagnoor J, Ivers R, Bhandari M
Lancet Glob Health. 2020 May; 8(5):e711-e720.
PMID: 32353318.


The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery established the Three Delays framework, categorising delays in accessing timely surgical care into delays in seeking care (First Delay), reaching care (Second Delay), and receiving care (Third Delay). Globally, knowledge gaps regarding delays for fracture care, and the lack of large prospective studies informed the rationale for our international observational study. We investigated delays in hospital admission as a surrogate for accessing timely fracture care and explored factors associated with delayed hospital admission.